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Saturday, February 19, 2022 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 20, 2022 4:00 PM // Hill Auditorium

Fiddler on the Roof in Concert

 

In 1964, Fiddler on the Roof debuted on Broadway, and seven years later, a movie version, with an orchestral arrangement of the score by a young John Williams, made it one of the most popular and beloved musicals of all time. Now, for the first time, the John Williams adaptation will be heard live, 50 years after the movie premiered.

“Tradition” — Fiddler’s main theme — still feels relevant today. The community of Anatevka, a shtetl in Tsarist Russia, tries to cling to the ways of the past as the world around them changes at a rapid pace, with a larger political environment in conflict and threatening to pull the community apart. As our society begins to emerge from the global pandemic, this push and pull around individual choice, doing things as they’ve always been done, and inevitable change resonates deeply.

In this semi-staged theatrical concert performance, professional singers will grace the stage alongside phenomenally talented U-M Musical Theatre students to create a special event that will premiere in Hill Auditorium and then transfer to The Philadelphia Orchestra as part of a multi-faceted creative partnership. A robust suite of contextual events will explore the major themes of the work and their ongoing significance to our lives today.

This presentation is a project of UMS, The Philadelphia Orchestra and the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance/Department of Musical Theatre.

Fiddler on the Roof is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also provided by MTI. mtishows.com

LEAD PRESENTING SPONSOR

  • Menakka and Essel Bailey
  • Ken and Noreen Buckfire
  • University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance

PRESENTING SPONSORS

  • Elaine and Peter Schweitzer

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

  • Tim and Sally Petersen

Order 2021/22 Season Tickets

Fiddler on the Roof in Concert
Hill Auditorium
On Sale Mon May 17 at 10 am

CHOOSE A PERFORMANCE:

Order 2021/22 Season Tickets Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

 

 

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2/19/22 8:00 PM
2/20/22 4:00 PM

Hill Auditorium

Fiddler on the Roof in Concert

Order 2021/22 Season Tickets
On Sale Mon May 17 at 10 am
DETAILS

In 1964, Fiddler on the Roof debuted on Broadway, and seven years later, a movie version, with an orchestral arrangement of the score by a young John Williams, made it one of the most popular and beloved musicals of all time. Now, for the first time, the John Williams adaptation will be heard live, 50 years after the movie premiered.

“Tradition” — Fiddler’s main theme — still feels relevant today. The community of Anatevka, a shtetl in Tsarist Russia, tries to cling to the ways of the past as the world around them changes at a rapid pace, with a larger political environment in conflict and threatening to pull the community apart. As our society begins to emerge from the global pandemic, this push and pull around individual choice, doing things as they’ve always been done, and inevitable change resonates deeply.

In this semi-staged theatrical concert performance, professional singers will grace the stage alongside phenomenally talented U-M Musical Theatre students to create a special event that will premiere in Hill Auditorium and then transfer to The Philadelphia Orchestra as part of a multi-faceted creative partnership. A robust suite of contextual events will explore the major themes of the work and their ongoing significance to our lives today.

This presentation is a project of UMS, The Philadelphia Orchestra and the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance/Department of Musical Theatre.

Fiddler on the Roof is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also provided by MTI. mtishows.com

ORDER 2021/22 SEASON TICKETS

Fiddler on the Roof in Concert
Hill Auditorium
On Sale Mon May 17 at 10 am

CHOOSE A PERFORMANCE:

Order 2021/22 Season Tickets

Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

SPONSORS

LEAD PRESENTING SPONSOR

  • Menakka and Essel Bailey
  • Ken and Noreen Buckfire
  • University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance

PRESENTING SPONSORS

  • Elaine and Peter Schweitzer

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

  • Tim and Sally Petersen
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